The Board of Trustees is responsible for overseeing the financial, administrative and academic affairs of Stevens. The Board is comprised of men and women who are accomplished professionals, business executives and educators, several of whom sit on the boards of leading corporations, international organizations and non-profits.
Stephen T. Boswell
Stephen T. Boswell is a Trustee and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Stevens Institute of Technology. Dr. Boswell is the President and CEO of Boswell Engineering, a multi-state, multi-discipline civil and environmental consulting firm. Certified by the National Structural Engineer Certification Board, Dr. Boswell is the appointed municipal, planning, and zoning board of adjustment engineer for more than 30 communities in northern New Jersey, and is a licensed professional engineer in 28 states including New Jersey, where he is a licensed professional planner and site remediation professional and a certified municipal engineer and public works manager. Dr. Boswell is a member of the Board of Trustees of Hackensack Meridian Health and the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation, and is president of the Buehler Challenger and Science Center board. He is also a founder and Lead Independent Director of the Board of NASDAQ-listed ConnectOne Bank. Dr. Boswell is an elected fellow of both the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Council of Engineering Companies. He holds a B.A. in biology/chemistry from New York University, an M.A. in biological sciences from William Paterson University, and the Degree of Civil Engineer (a double M.S. in Civil Engineering) and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Saleel V. Awsare
Saleel Awsare is a senior executive with more than 30 years’ experience in the development, promotion and delivery of semiconductor products to global markets. He has an exceptional track record of driving growth in emerging businesses, as well as managing mature products for maximum profitability. Mr. Awsare places intense focus on building great businesses through active customer engagement while meeting high-margin P&L targets. His vast experience in global P&L, marketing, business development, sales strategy and engineering team management has played an essential role in attracting merger and acquisition interest in the companies he has worked for. Mr. Awsare joined Conexant to help streamline the product line and grow the business to profitability. He was instrumental in turning Conexant into the CE industry’s de facto provider of voice as an interface, and conversational AI solutions, USB-C Audio CODECs and computer vision solutions, making the company profitable. As President of Conexant, Mr. Awsare formed strategic alliances with top brass at leading AI companies like Amazon, Google, Baidu, Tencent, Alibaba and others, making Conexant’s 2-mic and 4-mic voice processing solutions the preferred voice solutions for developing new conversational AI devices. He also played a major role in Conexant being acquired by Synaptics. Prior to Conexant, Mr. Awsare was President of Nuvoton Technology Corporation America where he was responsible for the US based operations of Winbond's Logic spin-off (Nuvoton). He managed engineering, product development, operations, marketing, sales and quality. Additionally, within Nuvoton he had world-wide responsibility for the Mixed Signal Product Division for Audio & Voice Solutions. Prior to Nuvoton, Mr. Awsare was Executive Vice President and General Manager for the Mixed Signal Product Center for Winbond Electronics Corporation America. Mr. Awsare holds a master’s in electrical engineering and engineering management from Santa Clara University and bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. He holds multiple patents and has been published in several publications.
Lawrence T. Babbio
Lawrence T. Babbio is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of Stevens Institute of Technology. He is a former vice chairman and president of Verizon, who had responsibility for the Verizon Telecom and Verizon Business units. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Verizon Wireless. Dr. Babbio is a senior advisor, TAP Advisors, LLC and was previously a senior advisor to Warburg Pincus. He began his communications career in 1966 with New Jersey Bell Telephone. Dr. Babbio served in a variety of positions in engineering network construction, and technology development with New Jersey Bell and AT&T. In January 1995 he was elected vice chairman of Bell Atlantic Corporation. Prior to the Bell Atlantic/GTE merger, Dr. Babbio was president and chief operating officer for Bell Atlantic. He shared oversight of, and responsibility for, all of the corporation’s business operations, the restructuring of the business units, the GTE merger process, and the development of new growth opportunities. Dr. Babbio also served as chairman of the company’s Global Wireless Group, one of the largest wireless operations worldwide. He was the lead executive in charge of developing Bell Atlantic’s domestic and international wireless communications strategy. Under his leadership, Bell Atlantic substantially increased the size and scope of its domestic and international wireless holdings. Dr. Babbio served on the Board of Directors of Hewlett-Packard Company from 2002 to 2012. He previously served on the board of Compaq Computer Corporation. He also served on the board of ARAMARK Corporation from 1999 to 2017. He holds a B.E. in electrical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from New York University.
Devon E. Brooks
Devon E. Brooks is a highly accomplished International Senior Executive and Consultant with more than 25 years of success in the financial services (banking and insurance) and risk/audit management industries. Mr. Brooks has a proven track record of driving enterprise-wide cultural change and developing leaders. Throughout his executive career, Mr. Brooks has held leadership roles with New York Life, Northern Trust Corporation, Protiviti, and Bank One/JPMorgan Chase. In his current role as the Head of Risk Practices and Strategy for New York Life, Mr. Brooks leads risk strategy and operations, guiding the measurement of risk management effectiveness, and overseeing the third party and model risk management practices. Prior to his current role, Mr. Brooks was an Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance Executive, and Head of Audit for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for Northern Trust, where he was a member of the EMEA Leadership Council and responsible for managing delivery of a program of risk assessments at the country, regional and global levels. As a consultant, his main areas of focus included building solutions for global institutions; managing programs and developing tools for merger and acquisition efforts; providing subject matter expertise for audit projects; and leading model validation teams. Mr. Brooks holds an B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a M.S. in Finance from DePaul University. He also attained a Project Management Professional certification. Mr. Brooks is a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals; Professional Risk Managers' International Association; and a former Board Committee member of the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Karen S. Carolonza
Karen Carolonza is a proven public relations and communications professional with gobal experience in the healthcare, chemical, and TV news industries. Ms. Carolonza is one of the founding partners of Green Room Communications, building strategic teams to meet the critical and evolving needs of her pharmaceutical, medical technology, and biotech clients, including the C-suite and their executive leadership teams. Green Room has spent the last 12 years providing corporate and brand communications, media relations, advocacy relations, creative services, and contract staffing to global healthcare companies. Before starting Green Room, Ms. Carolonza was head of worldwide public relations of BD (Becton Dickinson & Company) and was responsible for the creation of the first-ever global public relations department. She and her team developed programs in support of key businesses, including HIV/AIDS, TB, diabetes, influenza, healthcare-associated infections, ophthalmology, and other global health issues. During her time at BD, Ms. Carolonza liaised with UNICEF/UNAIDS to announce the Clinton Foundation's move to cut prices on AIDS tests. She also served as a volunteer on the CDC Foundation to advocate for Health Protection Goals. Prior to joining BD, Ms. Carolonza was responsible for leading public relations teams and programs at the Pharmacia Corporation (now Pfizer) supporting the Hospital Products and Oncology businesses. Ms. Carolonza also served as communications lead at DuPont-Merck as part of the launch team for the first once-daily HIV medicine. She has additional expertise in corporate issues management, including Exxon Chemical Company where she was hired away from TV news to help manage the Valdez crisis. Ms. Carolonza spent the first part of her career as an NBC affiliate television news reporter in the Midwest and in cable news on the East Coast, reporting on the key healthcare and political issues. Ms. Carolonza sits on several nonprofit boards, including Soft Bones: The U.S. Hypophosphatasia Foundation; national cancer respite organization Mary's Place by the Sea; and the international foundation to stop sexual violence Together for Girls. She has been recognized as a Leading Woman Entrepreneur in New Jersey and in 2014 was among the top 25 in the state. In 2016, she was awarded Bravo's SmartCEO Award. In 2019, she was chosen by NJ Biz as a Leading Mom Entrepreneur. Ms. Carolonza is a 1992 graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Cristian S. Collado
Cristian Collado is a recent graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology and is serving the board as an Alumni Trustee. Mr. Collado is currently working within Johnson & Johnson’s Pharmaceuticals sector as a Business Technology Leader in the company’s Technology Leadership Development Program. During his time at Stevens, Mr. Collado worked vastly to improve the student experience at the University by involving himself in a variety of forward facing student organizations on campus. Most notable of those involvements included his work as President of the Gear and Triangle Leadership Honor Society, where he initiated a week long Spirit Week at Stevens coined “Duck Days” in partnership with the Office Student Life and most recently, University Events. During his term as President, Mr. Collado also led structural changes within the Society that enhanced the student experience on campus by providing more student-centric programming centered in the principles of Leadership, Honor and Spirit. Additionally, Mr. Collado has been a part of the Student Government Association as Head of Founder’s Day Ball, an annual celebration of the University’s founding and one of the most highly anticipated student events of the year. Among these involvements, Mr.Collado has also worked as a Resident Assistant, served as a brother of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, was involved as a member of STEP, has been a student worker in Diversity Education and aided in the preliminary efforts to introduce an Intercultural Center to campus. For his service to his University he was recognized as the 2018 Student Leader of the Year and more recently received the 2019 Ada & Edwin “Doc” Farrell Memorial Award. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Mr. Collado completed four Cooperative Education terms with companies that included the likes of a Realty Operations Office in NYC, working at an Exxon Mobil Facility and the company that would ultimately hire him as a full time employee. Mr. Collado earned his B.E in Electrical Engineering (2019) and has intentions to pursue an MBA in the near future.
Thomas A. Corcoran
Thomas A. Corcoran is a Trustee and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Stevens Institute of Technology. Dr. Corcoran has been a senior advisor for The Carlyle Group and is president of Corcoran Enterprises, LLC, a management consulting company. Previously he was president/CEO of Gemini Air Cargo (a Carlyle-owned company), where he successfully led a business restructuring. Prior to Gemini, Dr. Corcoran was president and CEO of Allegheny Teledyne. Prior to that, he was president and COO of Lockheed Martin's electronics and space sectors, leading the business to a doubling in sales. Dr. Corcoran began his career in 1967 at General Electric Company, where he progressed rapidly through increasingly responsible positions. In 1990, he was elected a corporate officer and rose to vice president and general manager at GE Aerospace Operations. Dr. Corcoran is currently a director with two US-listed public companies - L-3 Technologies and Aerojet Rocketdyne. Dr. Corcoran is a trustee emeritus at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and he is active with the American Ireland Fund, where he is a director. He earned a B.S. in engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology and is a graduate of the GE Manufacturing Management Program. He is also the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Stevens.
Philip P. Crowley
Philip P. Crowley, Esq., is a lawyer focused on helping startup and emerging companies in the life sciences and other technology areas. From 1982 to 2015, he served as assistant general counsel of Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, New Jersey focusing on mergers, acquisitions and corporate transactions as well as FDA regulatory law for Johnson & Johnson's high technology companies. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Mr. Crowley spent several years with large New York City law firms in the mergers and acquisitions and securities areas. Mr. Crowley is a past president of the Stevens Alumni Association and past chairman of the Edwin A. Stevens Society. He has served as a director of the Association of Corporate Counsel, the international bar association for in-house counsel, and as an officer and director of its New Jersey chapter. Mr. Crowley is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey. He holds a B.S. in physics from Stevens Institute of Technology, an M.S. in applied physics from Harvard University, and a J.D. from the Columbia University Law School. Mr. Crowley is a recipient of the Stevens Alumni Award.
John R. Dearborn
John R. Dearborn recently retired after 36 years of contribution to the energy, petrochemicals, chemicals and plastics industries. Mr. Dearborn retired as Senior Vice President of NGL & Petchem Services for Williams Energy Company after divesting his business assets to raise $3.0 billion for general use by the Company. The NG&L Petchem Services portfolio included Gulf Olefins and Pipelines, Canada Midstream, Midcontinent NGL services and NGL & Olefins trading. Mr. Dearborn enjoyed a global career from his early days at Union Carbide in R&D, Sales and Marketing of UNIPOL™ PE and PP process technology and catalyst business. After serving in other corporate finance and business development roles, he then served as Vice President of UNIPOL Systems and chaired the company-wide R&D Technology Council. He led the formation of Univation, a joint venture between Union Carbide and ExxonMobil, and participated as a Board member. At the time of the Union Carbide and Dow Chemical merger, Dearborn was instrumental in securing approval from the Federal Trade Commission for the transaction. He joined Dow as Vice President of the integrated Licensing and Technology business. Dearborn then ran the Global Olefins Business and Global Energy Business before moving to Dubai, UAE as Regional President – India, Middle East and Africa. While in Dubai, Dearborn led the negotiation of the joint venture between Dow and Saudi Aramco today known as Sadara. He later joined SABIC (Saudi Arabia Basic Industries) as their regional head of North and South America. In 2013, Williams Energy invited Mr. Dearborn to serve as Vice President of NGL and Petrochemical Services operating division. Currently, he is engaged with several firms providing advisory and consulting services. Since 2013, Mr. Dearborn serves as Trustee at Stevens Institute of Technology chairing the Alumni and Development Committee and as a member of the Executive, Audit and Research Enterprise and Technology Commercialization (RETCOM) Committees. In addition, he serves on the Board of the Stevens Alumni Association. Mr. Dearborn, a Chemical Engineer, earned both a Bachelor and Master of Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1979 and 1981. In 1988, he earned a Master of Business Administration in finance and international business from New York University Stern School of Business.
Joseph Del Guercio
Joseph Del Guercio is the President and CEO of the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation and Managing Director for CNF Investments, LLC. He joined Clark Enterprises’ CNF Investments in 2004 as a Managing Director. Prior to joining CNF, he was a director with LPL Financial Services, a Boston- and San Diego-based independent broker dealer, with responsibility for strategic planning, new product development and acquisitions. Mr. Del Guercio started his career as an investment banker with Goldman Sachs and Robertson Stephens, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, private and public equity financings and restructuring. He serves on the boards of American Honors College, Placecast, Terrago Technologies and Verax Biomedical, and is also an advisory board member on a number of CNF’s fund investments. Mr. Del Guercio holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor’s degree from Boston College. An avid supporter of after-school sports programs, he serves on the Investment and Grants Committees for the U.S. Soccer Foundation and is actively involved with the National Youth Baseball Academy and Cycle for Survival.
William W. Destler
William W. Destler, B.S., Ph.D. received his B.S. degree from the Stevens Institute of Technology in 1968 and his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1972. He joined the Electrical Engineering faculty of the University of Maryland in 1973, and is the author of over 200 research publications in the areas of advanced accelerator concepts and high power microwave generation. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. At the University of Maryland, he held the positions of Professor, Department Chair, Dean of Engineering, Vice President for Research, and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. He assumed the position of President of the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2007, and served in this capacity until 2017. Dr. Destler is also an electric vehicle enthusiast and a collector of antique banjos.
Joseph G. DiPompeo
Joseph G. DiPompeo is President of Structural Workshop, LLC, a Structural Engineering and Building Consulting firm he founded in 2004. Structural Workshop LLC provides Structural Engineering and Building Consulting Services to a diverse clientele including many leading Architectural, Retail and Real Estate Development and Management Companies. Mr. DiPompeo has led the company from its founding to its position today as a long-established and rapidly growing firm with a reputation for client service. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering, both from the Stevens Institute of Technology. Mr. DiPompeo is a licensed professional engineer in 20+ states. He is also certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board and a Fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Society of Engineers. Mr. DiPompeo is past chair of the Business and Professional Activities Division Executive Committee of the Structural Engineering Institute and serves on the Board of Governors of the Structural Engineering Institute. He is a past President of the Stevens Alumni Association and is a member of the Stevens Athletic Hall of Fame. He is the 2020-2021 National President of the Structural Engineering Institute. Mr. DiPompeo has also served on the Board of Governors of the Mountain Lakes Club and the Buildings and Grounds Committee of the Lakeland Hills Family YMCA.
Emilio A. Fernandez
Emilio A. Fernandez is Vice Chairman of Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB), a global technology supplier of products and services for the railroad industry. Mr. Fernandez started his career as an instrumentation engineer at the Southern Railway Company in 1969. He co-founded Pulse Electronics in 1977, established to produce electronic monitors and control systems for the railroads. Since Wabtec acquired Pulse Electronics in 1995 he has started other technology based companies. Mr. Fernandez also serves or has served on the Board of the Smithsonian Institution Washington Council, the Board of the National Museum of American History, the Foundation for a Creative America, the Hispanic Leadership Council, the Board of Trustees of the George Washington University, as Chairman of the George Washington Medical Center, the Hispanic Business College Fund, the Board of Trustees of the University of Maryland, the Board of Visitors of the James Clark School of Engineering, the Boards of Directors of Sophia Wireless, InHand Electronics, Pulse Medical Instruments, and the advisory Board of Amplifier Partners. He has been awarded numerous patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, covering the fields of medical devices, transportation and electronic readers. Mr. Fernandez holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (‘69) from the University of Maryland and a Master’s Degree in Engineering Administration (‘76) from George Washington University.
Kaitlin M. Gili
Kaitlin Gili is a recent graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Physics, and is serving on the Board as an Alumni Trustee. Ms. Gili is currently working at Los Almos National Laboratory (LANL) as a Quantum Computing Summer Fellow, and will be interning at Zapata Computing in the fall of 2020. At both LANL and Zapata, Ms. Gili will be designing near term quantum algorithms for practical applications in finance and drug discovery. While at Stevens, Ms. Gili focused on spreading the good word about quantum physics, leading STEM outreach initiatives for K-12 students, conducting active research both at Stevens and abroad, and co-founding a non-profit for encouraging women in their early careers. Ms. Gili started her scientific career by conducting research in three different continents. She spent her three summers as a visiting researcher at KU Leuven, Belgium; Keio University, Japan as a Nakatani RIES Fellow; and the University of Oxford, England. She also attended a short summer research program at the University of Waterloo, Canada. While researching abroad, she took part in cultural traditions and language lessons that provided her with greater cross-cultural communication skills. Ms. Gili is an active traveler, visiting 26 countries during her four years at Stevens. In addition to her research abroad, she became a published author under her Steven's advisor in the Quantum Machine-Learning sub-field. As the Society of Physics Students' President, she organized trips to APS conferences, coordinated "Demonstration Days" for showcasing experiments to freshmen, and planned stargazing camping trips. During her time at Stevens, she also helped acclimate freshmen to college life as a Peer Leader, led International Orientation and became a buddy to foreign students on campus, and instructed a local Girls Who Code club weekly. During her final year at Stevens, she co-founded the non-profit Encouraging Women Across All Borders (EWAAB). This organization aims to build confidence in and provide opportunities for young women that are at the start of their career. Currently, Ms. Gili is the CEO of EWAAB, leading the organization's twenty-one administrative volunteers, international programs, and strategic development. For her work with young women, Ms. Gili was recognized with the Stevens 2020 Women of Distinction Award and for her leadership in the physics community, she was awarded the Stevens 2020 Leadership in Physics Award. In January 2021, Ms. Gili will be starting her PhD in Atomic and Laser Physics at the University of Oxford, with a full fellowship from the Army Research Office, in order to deepen her knowledge of experimental quantum devices.
Yi Guo joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology as Assistant Professor in August 2005, and became Associate Professor in 2011 and Professor in 2017. Before 2005, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor in ECE the Department of the University of Central Florida. Dr. Guo received her Ph.D degree in Electrical and Information Engineering in 1999 from the University of Sydney, Australia. Her research was performed in the Dynamical Systems and Control Group. After her Ph.D, she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Center for Engineering Science Advanced Research, Computer Science and Mathematics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for two years. Dr. Guo's basic research interests are mainly in distributed and collaborative robotic systems, and dynamic systems and controls. She has research experience in various projects in human-robot interaction, marine robotics, multi-robot systems, distributed sensor networks, and power system stabilization and decentralized control. She is interested in multidisciplinary areas including robotics, control theory, mechanical and electrical engineering, computer science, artificial intelligence, and operational research. Her research goal is to develop mathematical foundations and computational tools for understanding and designing large complex systems, and to apply dynamic systems and control theory and artificial intelligence tools to modern engineering systems including robotics.
Robin S. Hammerman
Robin Hammerman has been a part of the Stevens community for over 20 years as teaching faculty of literature, writing, and communications. In 2011, she became a founding faculty member of the Freshman Experience program developed by the College of Arts and Letters. She played a significant role in the development and implementation of the two Freshman Experience courses, CAL 103 and CAL 105. These courses, a year-long required sequence for all first-year and incoming students, introduce Stevens students to college-level writing, critical thinking, and communications. Her courses stress the development of academic standard English writing and communication skills as well as independent thinking, confidence, critical acumen, appreciation for the world in which one lives, respect for other people's ways and concerns, and campus citizenship. She continues to work closely with the Freshman Experience teaching cohort on curriculum design and implementation. Professor Hammerman's research interests include the cultural afterlife of British Romanticism and the iconography of computer science pioneer Ada Lovelace (1815-1852), which interest was developed in part as advocacy for initiatives in Stevens to attract and retain more students who identify as female. Professor Hammerman organized the first international scholarly conference on Lovelace in 2013 at Stevens. She co-edited volume with Andrew Russell, Ada's Legacy: Cultures of Computing from the Victorian to the Digital Age (2015), led her to represent Stevens as an invited speaker in several venues in the United States and abroad. Her efforts to explore the cultural afterlife of British Romanticism include Technologies of Frankenstein: 1818-2018, a conference she co-organized at Stevens with IEEE History Center in Spring 2018 to celebrate the bicentennial of Mary Shelley's novel. Professor Hammerman is currently developing an edited volume of essays on Frankenstein and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) by invitation of a major university press. In addition to teaching and research, Professor Hammerman is a member of the Stevens Innovation Expo committee and the organizer of senior design projects for the College of Arts and Letters. Beyond Stevens, she has been recognized for distinguished service to the Byron Society of America as its Director of Membership and Academic Services and is currently the Byron Society of America's liaison to the College English Association and the Modern Language Association. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for The Unbinding Prometheus Project, a non-profit initiative to bring scholars together for public educational programs and to promote intellectual public engagement.
Sean Hanlon is the CEO of Hanlon Investment Management ("Hanlon"), an asset management, wealth management, services and financial technology company he founded in 1999. Hanlon provides a fully integrated managed accounts program and wealth management platform for advisors, family offices, broker/dealers, banks and institutions, along with the over 100,000 clients they serve. Mr. Hanlon earned a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1980 and worked in engineering for three years post-graduation. He began his career in wealth management with Merrill Lynch, was recruited to Paine Webber as the nucleus for a new office, and then formed Hanlon. Mr. Hanlon earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation in 1997. He has been a member of the Stevens Institute of Technology Board of Trustees since 2010, has served as Chairman of the Investment Committee, currently is Chairman of the Finance Committee and is a Co-Chair of The Power of Stevens Campaign. Married to Cathy in 1990, they reside in Marmora, NJ and North Palm Beach, FL, have two successful adult children, John and Erin, and keep numerous charitable causes in their giving, especially Stevens and the Hanlon Financial Systems Center located in the School of Business at Stevens.
A. Michael Lipper
A. Michael Lipper is the founder and president of Lipper Advisory Services, Inc., an SEC registered investment advisor providing counsel and management of accounts investing in mutual funds, and separate accounts with current assets in excess of $2 billion. He is also the managing member of LSF Partners, LP, a private financial services fund. Mr. Lipper has been an investor in equities for 50 years, and an analyst of funds for over 40 years. Many of the large investment organizations of the world have consulted with him on various investment issues. He has been a regular source of comment to the global press. He is the author of Money Wise (2008) and he maintains a weekly blog: www.mikelipper.blogspot.com. In 1973, Mr. Lipper founded Lipper Analytical Services, Inc., an investment firm dedicated to the analysis of funds and brokerage firms. In 1998 he sold the operating assets of the firm to Reuters Group, PLC. Reuters has transformed the firm into what is now known as Lipper Inc. Mr. Lipper has been active in various industry associations. He is currently Chairman of the INTERNATIONAL STOCK EXCHANGE EXECUTIVES EMERITI, Inc. Previous Boards include: The New York Society of Security Analysts (President), Museum of American Finance and The Geraldine Dodge Foundation. He is a Past Chairman of the Specialty Firms Advisory Committee of the New York Stock Exchange. He formerly served as a Trustee of Drew University and Co-chair of its Finance Committee and previously served as chair of the Investment Committee for the YMCA of Greater New York and as a member of their Executive Committee and Board of Directors. He is also a former Trustee and Investment Committee Chairman of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Mr. Lipper's current activity in New Jersey includes serving as Chairman of the Investment Sub-committee and a member of the Financial Oversight Committee of Atlantic Health Systems. Outside New Jersey he serves as a Trustee of the California Institute of Technology and sits on the Investment, Business & Finance and the Audit & Compliance Committees. He currently serves on Columbia University Medical Center's Board of Advisors. After graduating from Columbia College in 1957, Mr. Lipper joined the U.S. Marine Corps from the NROTC program. In 1960, he left active duty as a Communications Officer/Combat Cargo Officer to embark on his professional career as a securities analyst.
Lisa M. Mascolo
Lisa M. Mascolo is a proven C-Suite leader across IT, strategy, business development, change management, and operations with specific focus in the government sector. She serves as the managing director of IBM's US Federal GBS business. She is the Founder & CEO of Listen Learn Lead, LLC a small business focused on leadership development and executive coaching. Ms. Mascolo had 29 years experience with Accenture, and was a key leader both when the organization was a private professional services firm and a Fortune 500 public company. Her philosophy of doing good while doing well is resonate in the many hours she has committed to philanthropy. Ms. Mascolo is a recognized thought leader whose participation on industry panels, news outlets and public appearances drives positive market visibility. She is a member of the Board of Governors of the St. Albans School of Public Service, she chairs the Advancement Committee of the Board of Governors for the Grace Episcopal Day School in Kensington, Maryland and is a trustee and proud graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology. Ms. Mascolo holds a US Patent for Customs Processing.
Thomas J. Nathanson
Thomas Nathanson graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens. He joined Union Carbide Corporation in their Home and Automative Division, producing many market-leading products such as GLAD and GLADLOCK Plastic Bags and Wrap and PRESTONE Antifreeze. While progressing through the company and running various departments and plants, the Division was spun off and became First Brands Corporation. During Mr. Nathanson's tenure at First Brands, the company went public and grew to become a $1.5 billion Fortune 500 consumer products company. Mr. Nathanson rose to be Corporate Executive Officer and Vice President of Operations and Technology. In his position, he reported to the Chairman/CEO and led the 2,200-employee operations and technology organization. Mr. Nathanson later went to work for Hartz Mountain Corporation, a $400 million family-owned consumer products manufacturer with four domestic and three international facilities producing over 2,000 SKUs of pet products. He was a Corporate Officer and Vice President of Manufacturing, the top executive for the 1,800 employee operations and technology organization. Following the sale of Hartz, Mr. Nathanson worked for two portfolio companies of Private Equity Groups, becoming President of a Nutraceuticals Company. In 2005, Mr. Nathanson was recruited to American Capital, LTD, a publicly-traded private equity firm and global asset manager with $22 billion of assets under management and over $100 billion of total assets under management. Mr. Nathanson was a Managing Director in the Operations Group, managing a team of 13 operating professionals responsible for increasing the value of a portfolio of up to 20 companies at any one time. Mr. Nathanson sat on as many as 10 boards at any one time and was chairman of up to six at a time. As a result of the sale of American Capital to Ares Capital, Mr. Nathanson left the company and is currently the CEO and sole owner of Summit Plastics Corp., a $35 million custom manufacturer of industrial film and bags in Summit, Mississippi.
Elizabeth C. Pallone
Beth Pallone was elected At-Large Alumni Trustee in May 2018. She is currently a Director at the United States Tennis Association where she leads efforts to instill a data-centric mindset across digital products and marketing activities for Pro Tennis, including the U.S. Open and Community Tennis initiatives. She started her career as a consultant with Accenture, and subsequently worked at JP Morgan and American Cyanamid where her roles focused on data and analytics. Beth spent 8 years with the United States Golf Association where she led the Business Intelligence and Analytics team. Beth graduated from Stevens with a BS in Systems Planning and Management and earned an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.
Samuel P. Reckford
Samuel P. Reckford spent most of his career at Bear Stearns & Co., starting as an operations trainee and rising through the ranks to Senior Managing Director in Global Risk Management, where he was responsible for designing and building the firm’s global credit risk management system. After Bear’s 2008 demise, he spent three years as a Managing Director in Corporate Risk Management at its successor, JP Morgan Chase, before leaving banking to become the CFO of Hugo Neu Corporation, a privately-owned business with interests in real-estate, recycling and financial investments. After an extended sabbatical to focus on his personal interests and volunteer activities, Mr. Reckford recently joined the Episcopal Diocese of Newark as CFO. He served as President of the Board of Trustees of The Hudson School (Hoboken, NJ) for 18 years, as Senior Warden and many other roles at Christ Church in Short Hills (NJ), and continues to serve as the VP of Finance for the Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni and Volunteer Corporation at Dartmouth College, where he received his BA in Government. While not an alumnus, Mr. Reckford has a special interest in Stevens Institute, since it was founded by his third great-grandparents, Edwin and Martha Stevens.
Annmarie Rizzo is a retired Director of Operations in the Network and Technology organization at Verizon Communications. She was responsible for running the operations of the Transport Creation Centers for Verizon’s domestic wireline network which includes the building and creation of the backbone network for FiOS and FTTP voice, video and data. Ms. Rizzo began her career with New York Telephone as a manager in 1986 and held positions of increasing responsibility in engineering, business planning and operations. She holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens as well as an M.S. in Management from Stevens. Ms. Rizzo is the recipient of the Harold Fee Award at Stevens as well as the President’s Award at Verizon. She is also a member of the Advisory Board at Hoboken Catholic Academy and serves on the Board of Trustees for Family Promise of Hudson County.
Richard R. Roscitt
Richard R. Roscitt is a Trustee and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Stevens Institute of Technology. He serves as non-executive chairman of Sapien Software, LLC, a leading software-as-a-service provider of global human resources, talent management, and managed human resource solutions. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Roscitt served as chairman and chief executive officer of SMobile Systems, Inc., a software company focused solely on smartphone and tablet security solutions for the enterprise, service provider, and consumer markets. Prior to joining SMobile, Mr. Roscitt was president and chief operating officer of MCI, leading that company out of its bankruptcy and corporate governance crisis. Prior to his work at MCI, Mr. Roscitt served in a variety of executive roles including president, CEO, and chairman of ADC Telecommunications, Inc.; director of ICT Group, Inc.; director of Tell Me Networks; president of AT&T Business Services; and CEO and president of AT&T Solutions, where he served for a total of 28 years. During that time, he was responsible for the firm's efforts to service the communications needs of the business market through AT&T Solutions, AT&T Data and Internet Services, AT&T Global Network Services, and the Global Sales organization. Mr. Roscitt holds a B.E. from Stevens Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Virginia P. Ruesterholz
Virginia P. Ruesterholz is a Trustee and former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Stevens Institute of Technology. She is a former executive vice president and president of Verizon Services Operations, a global, shared-services business group that operates Verizon’s wireline network as well as the finance operations, real estate, and supply chain services that support all Verizon companies. Dr. Ruesterholz also served as president of Verizon Telecom, where she was responsible for sales, customer service, operations, and IT for the consumer, general business, and domestic wholesale markets. Under her leadership, Verizon began rolling out the most comprehensive, high-speed fiber-optic technology in the country, providing customers with advanced and innovative broadband experiences. Dr. Ruesterholz joined New York Telephone as a manager in 1984, and served in positions of increasing responsibility in operations, sales, and customer service. After the Bell Atlantic/GTE merger, she was named senior vice president of wholesale markets and led efforts for approval to enter the long-distance market. She is a recipient of the Crain’s New York Business prestigious 40 Under 40 award and the New York Women’s Agenda inaugural Rising Star Award. She also serves on the Boards of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., Frontier Communications and Bed Bath & Beyond. Dr. Ruesterholz holds a degree in chemical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and an M.S. in telecommunications management from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. She is also the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Stevens.
John A. Schepisi
John A. Schepisi is a Trustee and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Stevens Institute of Technology. He is the founder and president of the law firm of Schepisi & McLaughlin, PA. His clients include CNBC, Fiat Chrysler of America (FCA), J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc., Holy Name Medical Center, ConnectOne Bank, Euro American Brands, Normandy Real Estate Partners, Tag Sylvan Corporate Center, Katz's Delicatessen, and the Ice House. Mr. Schepisi's practice focuses primarily on litigation, real estate development, and land use issues. He is admitted to the bars of New Jersey and New York and is a member of the American, New Jersey, and Bergen County Bar Associations, as well as the American Association for Justice. Mr. Schepisi is a former president of the Bergen County Bar Association. He formerly served on the Board of Governors of Hackensack University Medical Center and the Board of Trustees of Englewood Hospital, and on the boards of several public companies, including Bridge View Bank, Interchange Bank, and SunResorts Ltd., NV. He is a former chairman of the Bergen County Republican Organization and the Board of Directors of the Mullet Bay Apartments Association. Mr. Schepisi has also served as attorney for many municipalities throughout the state. He holds a J.D. from St. John's University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review, and a B.E. from Stevens Institute of Technology. Mr. Schepisi is a recipient of the Stevens Outstanding Contribution Award. In addition, Mr. Schepisi has been honored as a Leader in the Legal Community by the Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce.
Frank J. Semcer, Sr.
Frank J. Semcer, Sr., is Chairman/CEO of The Micro Stamping Corporation (MICRO), a global conglomerate headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey, with divisions in Singapore, Korea, and Florida. Mr. Semcer began his career as product development engineer for Allied Chemical before joining MICRO as Vice President in 1969. In 1977, Mr. Semcer purchased MICRO. Under his leadership the company has grown into an international organization with four divisions dedicated to the medical, aerospace, and electronics industries. In 2010, Mr. Semcer was honored by Stevens Institute of Technology with the Stevens Award for Innovation and Leadership. He is a member of the NJ Tooling and Machining Association, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and the American Society of Quality Control. At Stevens, he has served as a trustee, an executive committee member, and as chairman of the Quality Oversight Committee. He has also served as an advisory board member for Artistic Identification Systems and director of NJM Insurance Group. Mr. Semcer holds a B.E. from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA from Seton Hall University.
Louis A. Steinberg
Lou Steinberg - Founder and a Managing Partner at CTM Insights, has been at the leading edge of network security and technology innovation throughout his career. CTM is a research lab and incubator/build studio that invests in solving some of the hardest problems in cyber security and then launches companies to bring those solutions to market. Prior to CTM, Mr. Steinberg served for 6 years as the CTO of TD Ameritrade where he was responsible for technology innovation, platform architecture, engineering, operations, risk management and cyber security. Prior to joining TD Ameritrade, Mr. Steinberg founded and was the CEO of several start-ups, including Rev2 (operational risk management software), Cranite Systems (cyber security), and NetOps (data analytics and fault prediction). He also spent several years as CTO of Symbol Technologies (now Motorola), driving a company-wide solutions strategy while also serving as the General Manager of its Software Division. Mr. Steinberg previously served as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Warburg Pincus and as a strategy advisor to senior management at companies including Comcast, Citigroup and Fidelity. He was the SVP of Marketing and Market Development at Micromuse (now IBM), a network management and analytics company that he joined through the acquisition of NetOps. Additionally, Mr. Steinberg spent over a decade at IBM in various technical and management roles - notably contributing to router development for NSFNet, a second-generation Internet backbone. He has served on various IETF Working Groups related to network management, including SNMP-1, MIB-1, Ethernet MIB, RMON-1 and chaired a Working Group on Alert Management. Mr. Steinberg is the author of "Troubleshooting with SNMP and Understanding MIBs" (McGraw-Hill, 2000), as well as numerous articles on technology and innovation. He holds a bachelor's degree in engineering and a master's degree in computer science, both from the Stevens Institute of Technology, and is an active member of the Board of the Stevens Venture Center. Mr. Steinberg has served on numerous private company boards and currently serves as Board Chairman of The Authoriti Network and ShardSecure, as a member of the Technology Advisory Committee to the Board of the MITRE Corporation, and on the CXO Advisory Council to the Digital Value Institute. He has 7 patents issued or pending in the areas of cyber security, resiliency and analytics.
J. Scott Swensen
J. Scott Swensen '74 was the chairman of Conduit Capital Partners, having formed the company in 2003. Since graduating from Stevens Institute of Technology, he amassed a long career in private equity investing and global finance and most specifically, spent 15 years as lead investment manager of the Latin Power Funds, an investment portfolio that focused on energy and infrastructure in Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. In 1993, Mr. Swensen joined Scudder, Stevens & Clark as lead investment manager for Latin Power I, the first institutional-sized private equity fund focused exclusively on Latin America. In 1998, he was made head of Scudder's Special Investment Group that included $5 billion invested in private equity, private debt, closed-end funds, and hedge funds. When Deutsche Bank AG acquired Scudder in 2002, he joined DB Capital Partners, the private equity arm of Deutsche Bank with €10 billion under management. In 2003, Deutsche Bank decided not to sponsor new private equity funds prompting Mr. Swensen and the Latin Power team to form Conduit Capital Partners. They spun out and raised Latin Power III. The three Latin Power Funds - Latin Power I, II and III - totaled $650 million in commitments and all of them had among the highest internal rates of return in private equity for their respective vintage years. As Latin Power III has now sold its remaining portfolio, Mr. Swensen has started a consulting business to help investors make investments in the energy sector in Latin America. Mr. Swensen is now and has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Stevens since 2014. He was chairman and chief executive of the Latin American Venture Capital and Private Equity Foundation and a member of the Board of the Latin American Venture Capital Association. He has served on the boards of many portfolio companies in his 23 years as a private equity investor. Mr. Swensen holds a bachelor of engineering degree in mechanical engineering with high honors from Stevens and an MBA (ABD) degree from New York University. In 2011, he received the Stevens Honor Award for his business achievements.
Victoria Velasco is an Alumni Trustee and the current President of the Stevens Alumni Association (SAA), elected in September 2017. As an undergraduate, Ms. Velasco was the Editor-In-Chief of The Link, as well as a member of Omicron Pi Sorority, Tau Beta Pi, Gear & Triangle, Epsilon Mu Eta, and the Newman Association. In addition, Ms. Velasco was a Resident Assistant. Since graduation, Ms. Velasco has remained as actively involved with the Stevens community, in particular through the SAA. Throughout these past 15+ years, she has consistently served in leadership positions. These included as treasurer and vice president of the SAA, as well as member and chair of multiple committees. The Harold Fee Award recognized her work within the alumni community. Ms. Velasco is a teacher of mathematics for the Fair Lawn Board of Education. In addition to holding a B.E. degree (Engineering Management) from Stevens Institute of Technology, she holds an M.A. degree (Educational Leadership) from Montclair State University.
David J. Farber
David J. Farber is a Trustee Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of Stevens Institute of Technology. Dr. Farber is the Co-Director of Keio University Cyber Civilization Research Center and was appointed Keio University Distinguished Professor on May 1, 2018. He was Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy at the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University with secondary appointments at the Heinz School of Public Policy and the Engineering Public Policy Department. From 2000 to 2001, he served as Chief Technologist for the Federal Communications Commission. Prior to his appointment to the FCC, Dr. Farber served on the U.S. Presidential Advisory Committee on Information Technology. In 2003, he retired from the University of Pennsylvania where he held the Alfred Fitler Moore Chair of Telecommunications with appointments in the Engineering School and the Wharton School. Dr. Farber's background includes positions at Bell Labs, the Rand Corporation, Xerox Data Systems, the University of California at Irvine and the University of Delaware. Dr. Farber is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Dr. Farber serves on the Markle Foundation Board and on the National Security Internet2 Research Advisory Board, and has served on the National Research Council and the Advisory Board on Computer Science at the National Science Foundation in addition to numerous industrial advisory boards. He has consulted for major firms in the Information Technology area including Samsung, NTT Docomo, HP, IBM, Intel and Citibank, among others. Dr. Farber was awarded the Sigcomm Award for life-long contributions to communications and Philadelphia's John Scott Award for Contributions to Humanity. He received his M.E. degree and M.S. in Mathematics from Stevens Institute of Technology. He is also the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Stevens.
Ronald E. Salluzzo
Ronald E. Salluzzo is a partner emeritus in the education, non-profit and commercial services practice at Attain, LLC, leading the strategic finance group. Prior to joining Attain, Mr. Salluzzo held a variety of executive positions including chief financial officer of Harris Interactive, chief risk officer for BearingPoint, executive vice president at Bearing Point responsible for the state and local and education practice in North America, and senior partner at KPMG. Mr. Salluzzo is a co-author of the 7th, 6th, and 4th editions and the 2016 Update to the 7th Edition of Strategic Financial Analysis for Higher Education: Identifying, Measuring, & Reporting Financial Risks, and he is a contributor to the 3rd edition. He has spoken and written widely on financial measurement issues affecting higher education. In 2018, he co-authored the publication Bridging the Strategic Gap: Toward Effective Finance Committees. While at KPMG, Mr. Salluzzo was the National Industry Leader for Higher Education. In addition to his membership on the Stevens Institute of Technology Board of Trustees from 2010 - 2020, he is involved in a wide variety of community activities, including memberships on the Board of Managers of the Eastman School of Music (of the University of Rochester), the Board of the St. Ann's Foundation and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Salluzzo holds a B.B.A. in accounting from St. Bonaventure University and is also a certified public accountant in New York State. Mr. Salluzzo was elected Emeritus Trustee of the Stevens Insitute of Technology in December 2020.
Thomas H. Scholl
Thomas H. Scholl is a successful entrepreneur, technology innovator and investor. He has been directly involved in over 50 start-ups in differing roles including founder, chairman, CEO, board member and investor. Experienced in both hardware and software products - especially those created from deep intellectual property - Mr. Scholl currently serves on the boards of a variety of companies. As a venture capitalist for over ten years at Novak Biddle Venture Partners, he played a pivotal role identifying, investing in and mentoring portfolio companies from seed stage investment through successful exit. He sat on the boards of Paratek (acquired by RIM/Blackberry,) Command Information (acquired by Salient Federal Solutions,) Woodwind Communications (acquired by Vina), Vubiquity and Princeton Optronics. In 2011, Mr. Scholl was recognized as the venture capitalist “Friend of the Entrepreneur” by the Washington Business Journal. Prior to joining Novak Biddle, Mr. Scholl co-founded and was chairman of Cognio, a pioneering developer of software radio, cognitive spectrum management and MIMO antenna technology for wireless applications. Cognio was acquired by Cisco in October 2007. Mr. Scholl was also an angel investor in Broadsoft (IPO) and served as a Director of Torrent Networking (acquired by Ericsson), Integrated Telecom (acquired by PMC Sierra), NEC’s eLuminant and Siemen’s Optisphere. In 1990, he founded Telogy Networks, a leader in providing reference designs and embedded software products for world-class customers including Cisco, Motorola, Samsung, NEC, Nortel, Alcatel, Siemens and many others. In 1998, Motorola acquired Telogy’s digital mobile handset design business, and in 1999 Texas Instruments acquired Telogy as the world leader in embedded VOIP ("Voice-Over-Internet Protocol") software – licensing over one million VOIP “sockets.” As Telogy’s CEO, Mr. Scholl was honored as the 1995 Joseph A. Sciulli "Entrepreneur of the Year" by the Maryland High Tech Council. Prior to Telogy, Mr. Scholl was Senior Vice President of Engineering at Hughes Network Systems (now a subsidiary of EchoStar and originally a combination of Digital Communications Corporation and Linkabit). He began his professional career as a systems programmer at the Central Intelligence Agency. Mr. Scholl is a graduate of Purdue University in Philosophy and Literature, and serves as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the College of Liberal Arts. He received Purdue's Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2009 and Doctor of Letters degree honoris causa in 2014. Mr. Scholl served as a Trustee at the Stevens Institute of Technology from 2011 - 2020 and was elected Emeritus Trustee in December 2020. He received Stevens' "Friend of Stevens Award" in 2015. In addition, Mr. Scholl is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Maryland Foundation and past Chairman of the Board of Visitors at the A. James Clark School of Engineering, receiving the Clark School's inaugural Glenn L. Martin Medal in 2014. He was previously a Trustee at Capitol Technology University. Mr. Scholl has six patents relating to software, the Internet, and digital telephone systems, and he is the author of "Packet Switching" in McGraw Hill’s Electronic Communications Handbook. He is a Life member of IEEE and ACM, and he attended the Executive Management (non-degree) program at MIT Sloan School.